Wake up, Kentucky! (Danny Tanner voice). It was a short week but we made it to Friday all the same. Give yourself a pat on the back. UK will travel to Gainesville tonight, stay in a hotel, get hopefully a good night’s sleep and be ready to shock the world and end the streak on Caturday.
In the meantime, the NFL is back, KSBar is open, John Calipari is out and about and James Wiseman visits Lexington this weekend. Let’s get to it.
The NFL returned last night after a short weather delay and I think I speak for everyone when I say it may have been better if both teams just took the night off. The game had an exciting conclusion, but that was about it. The Eagles held on to win 18-12 as the Falcons had several chances to score in the final seconds, but like in the playoffs last year, they came up empty.
The teams combined for 26 penalties for 236 yards. Gross.
It’s crazy to me that Nick Foles is still an NFL backup, but he continues to win and he had a cool catch last night. It looked to be the exact same play the Patriots ran in the Super Bowl, but Tom Brady couldn’t haul in that night.
The Patriots' play from the Super Bowl vs. the Eagles' play tonight pic.twitter.com/dhJKUpBlDs
— Sean Wagner-McGough (@seanjwagner) September 7, 2018
Calipari is out on the road taking pictures:
After being honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club by being included in the Silver Anniversary Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, Calipari made his way up to Springfield, Mass., as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted a new class. Of course Calipari was inducted a few years ago, but he was on hand as Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Grant Hill (boo), Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Katie Smith and Tina Thompson.
But of course Calipari ran into some friends.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 7, 2018
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 7, 2018
But he better hurry back to Lexington:
Because James Wiseman is on campus for his official visit and it’s a pretty big deal. The five-star’s first official visit is to Kentucky, a place he’s been before, but UK’s staff will get to reintroduce him to campus, the facilities, dorms, and he will hang around the team all weekend. As things often change in recruiting, the Memphis buzz is starting to fade and if you connect the dots in his recruitment it certainly seems positive for UK.
For a more detailed look at UK’s recruiting schedule this month and next, click HERE.
UK travels to Florida:
Kentucky will make its way south today in hopes of ending the losing streak against the Gators. We’ve all heard about it and we’re all annoyed by it, but Saturday is a new opportunity and the Gators have provided plenty of bulletin board material. I’m not so sure that should matter as UK should be plenty motivated to end a 31-year losing streak, but if it helps then that’s fine by me.
As he will do every week this season, KSR’s Adam Luckette has you covered on the best and most detailed preview of Saturday’s game. You can read that HERE.
It’s going to be a wet weekend in the Commonwealth:
Folks, the tropical depression Gordon is here and it’s going move a lot of your weekend activities indoors. Damn you, Gordon. Luckily this won’t hurt attendance for a Kentucky home game, and it’s an absolute shame that UofL will open it’s new expansion tomorrow in the pouring rain against a terrible opponent.
UofL would sellout its stadium occasionally. Maybe one, two games a year tops. Everyone mocked Tom Jurich’s “build it and they will come” decision to close the bowl, but once Jurich and his gang moved on from the university it was too late for sensible AD Vince Tyra to scrap the plans. They lowered the expansion capacity but had to see the project through.
It’s going to be a bad look when that stadium is 60-percent full tomorrow night. Indiana State is a terrible opponent, UofL is coming off an embarrassing loss and the weather is going to stink. It’s going to be a bad crowd.
Hey, but at least it will look cool.
Well, anywho, be safe this weekend and if you live along the Ohio River be on the lookout for flooding.
**IF** flooding occurs this weekend it would be most likely along and north of the Ohio River. pic.twitter.com/OjmMVCee1D
— Jude Redfield (@JudeRedfield) September 7, 2018
KSbaR remains open:
One full day down and they’re going to do it all over again today! Success! I had a friend of mine that lives in Lexington (who’s a Louisville fan) go to the bar yesterday. He reminded me that it wasn’t his choice to go (sounds like he has good friends) but admitted there was no better place in Lexington to watch a game and he said the food was “good”. He may have been a little biased because I’ve heard nothing but great things about the food, but we’ll take “good” from a UofL fan.
This is going to be a crazy weekend for that place, and it may burn down if UK beats Florida tomorrow, so check it out while you still can. Also, if you plan on going there tomorrow I’d say you’d need to have your seat by the start of the 3:30 games. No joke. It’s going to be wild.
KSR is on remote:
HARRODSBURG….KSR Radio will be there tomorrow at Lemons Mill Brewery for the show from 10-Noon. Come see us as we get ready for UK-Florida
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 7, 2018
Supposedly they are giving away some real nifty prizes so if you’re in the area you have one hour to get to Lemons Mill Brewery. Go for the entertainment and prizes, stay for a potential Ryan Lemond shirtless pep talk.